Travellers hike 30 kilometres

Police Briefs: The male and female couple and their dog walked almost 30 kilometres south on Christian Valley Road.

  • Mar. 14, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Accident sends transport trailer into snow pile

On Feb. 22, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in Greenwood, reported Cpl. Judson Mayes of the Midway RCMP detachment.

“It appears that the driver of a loaded transport trailer failed to negotiate a corner and continued on straight crashing through a guard rail barrier and ended up in a large snow pile,” he said. Luckily no one was injured. The driver was charged with driving without due care and control under the Motor Vehicle Act Section 144(a) (a).

Long hike for travellers

That same day, Midway RCMP responded to a concern for late travellers.

The travellers’ vehicle became stuck in the snow at the 72 kilometre mark on Christian Valley Road. The male and female couple and their dog walked almost 30 kilometres south on Christian Valley Road and were located by the RCMP and taken to a motel.

“No injuries—just a little tired,” Mayes confirmed.

Motorbike rider sustains serious injuries

On Feb. 24, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a Yamaha motorbike lost control on Highway 3 near the Vaagen mill.

It appears that the bike lost control due to coming in contact with some loose sand on the shoulder of the highway. The male sustained serious injuries to himself and was transported to Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks and kept for observation over night.

Rifle shot strikes vehicle tire

On Feb. 28, Midway RCMP responded to a disturbance in Beaverdell, with a report of a discharged firearm, from a rifle that struck a tire and cause damage. No one was injured in this event. Police are still actively investigating this occurrence, Mayes said.

Smith disappearance under investigation

Midway RCMP are still actively checking all leads in the disappearance of Colleen Smith, who was last seen Feb. 9. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Midway RCMP at 250-449-2244 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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